Tonight in Phoenix, more than 650 youth will seek shelter on the streets. Tomorrow night will look exactly the same unless something changes.

TumbleTees is a youth-in-business social enterprise with a distinctive vision: to provide quality screen printing services to the community while giving homeless youth leadership skills and gainful employment. Founded on the belief that the painful experience of homelessness can be transformed into profound leadership capacity, TumbleTees prepares youth for lifelong success and self-sufficiency.

Once a grassroots screen printing design space, TumbleTees now operates a full-scale commercial storefront design and production center specializing in high volume apparel customization. Yet TumbleTees is much more than a screen printing shop; it is an opportunity for youth to escape the traumas of abuse, exploitation and fear that accompany life on the streets. It’s a safe space for them to explore their creative abilities and receive mentorship in the context of caring relationships.

But most importantly, it is a place where they are promised an opportunity to receive the power, and the paycheck, to stay off the streets.

100% of proceeds directly impact the fight against youth homelessness in our community.

Who We Are

Background

Tumbleweed is Arizona’s champion for homeless and forgotten youth. Since the opening of its first shelter for teenage runaways in 1975, Tumbleweed now provides a continuum of programs touching the lives of nearly 2,500 vulnerable young people each year. Tumbleweed’s services meet the complex and individualized needs of these youth, through emergency support during individual/family crises, solutions to housing instability and homelessness, and opportunities to prepare for lifelong success.

TumbleTees exists as Tumbleweed’s youth-in-business social enterprise, providing quality screen printing services to the community while training and employing homeless youth. Through its career readiness model, TumbleTees helps equip these youth with self-sufficiency and employability skills to escape homelessness and stay off the streets forever.

 

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Mission

Supporting homeless and forgotten youth to grow and thrive.

Vision

Tumbleweed’s vision is that every young person is valued and has a safe place to live.

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The Team

Del Styles

General Manager / Production Manager

Cindy Kelly

Sales Manager

Vida Lopez

Screen Printer / Quality Control

Saul Perez

Graphic Artist


80

Every order of 80 shirts will provide a safe shelter for a teenager in crisis for one night

120

Every order of 120 shirts will provide basic daily needs for 10 homeless youth for one day in our youth resource centers

280

Every order of 280 shirts will provide a homeless young adult room and meals for one week in transitional shelter


Product

Do you have a specific vision for your screen print job? We look forward to making that vision a reality. TumbleTees can print on just about anything that’s flat.

  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Tote Bags
  • Polos
  • Sport Bags
  • Aprons
  • Bandanas

Feel free to call us with specific questions about your needs at (602) 257-4454.

Click here to view our catalog of some of the items we offer.

Can’t find it there? Check our second catalog here.

Call for more details on quantity and rates.

Your order gives homeless youth an opportunity to receive the power, and the paycheck, to stay off the streets.

Contact Us

TumbleTees

3508 N. 7th Street Suite 140 
Phoenix AZ 85014

Phone: 602-257-4454
Email: tumbletees@tumbleweed.org

(We respect your right to privacy, your information will not be shared.)

Hours: Monday-Friday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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